Are you looking for a business solution that integrates cloud services with advanced security and accessibility not typically associated with a public cloud solution? A hybrid solution might be just what you are looking for. In 2016, about half of all IT workloads will use the cloud this year instead of on-site aspects. By 2017, almost two-thirds of all data processing operations will be cloud-based.
In the event of a disaster, it pays to have a plan. For businesses that are dependent on business applications and their data, the loss of a server can be financially devastating and bring day-to-day operations grinding to a halt. This makes disaster recovery (DR) solutions invaluable for maintaining business continuity after an unforeseen event.
Thus, DR services are utterly indispensable for many businesses. With many DR recovery solutions, data and software are copied automatically to a backup server, essentially cloning the information held on the primary server. In a case where one server goes down, the other has an exact copy of the data ready to be used, limiting downtime and protecting against losses.
For businesses looking to take efficiency to the next level, partnering with the right data center leads to lower operating costs and increased security and reliability. Choosing the right data center provider for your needs is vital: the right center should be able to handle your growth. Cut corners, however, and you may put your enterprise at risk.
“One of the biggest mistakes is companies selecting a provider without fully reviewing and understanding the ongoing maintenance and operational plans associated with a given facility,” says Rick Drescher, technical services director at Studley Inc., a commercial real estate services firm based in New York, speaking to TechTarget.
It can be easy to think of cloud technologies as something ethereal and intangible — as the name might suggest. But the truth is that, behind every cloud is a physical data center, expertly managed to make sure data and computing power is being distributed to a client with minimal disruption and maximum integrity.
This means that the cloud is actually powered by data centers. These are hosted in secure locations with hundreds of server racks designated for different clients, all managed by qualified service providers like ColoSpace.
Increasingly, innovators in every industry are turning to cloud solutions to help their enterprises reach peak efficiency. Rather than investing heavily in expensive – and potentially limited – hardware storage options, cloud storage lets a business only pay for what it needs and scale up (or down) on demand.
With hardware solutions, limitations are built in according to the physical capacity that you purchase. The high up-front investment includes a ceiling in terms of how much you can actually store. For a business experiencing any kind of growth or wanting to stay ahead of technology trends, this can be a serious impediment.